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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View This Issue
YOUTHFUL DOCTOR GOT EVEN
AGAIN APPEARS ON THE STAGE
I TRAVELED for a month through
the heart of Mexico looking for the
women of beauty and romance of
whom I had heard so much. In
all that month I saw not one of
them. Instead, there was always a
iorde of sad creatures, child-laden,
prematurely old, who hung about the
railway stations and repeated the
plaint, "Un centavo, un centavo," al
ways begging for a mere penny. And
further back there was tho hovel
where the mother presided over the
Jestinles of a large family and at
tempted to make ends meet on the
3mall and Irregular earnings of her
men folks, writes W. A. Du Puy In
the Detroit Free Press.
There are two dominating ideas In
the mind of the resident of the United
States with reference to the people of
Mexico. Light opera is responsible
for both. The first is the picture of
the man a creature of an inconceiv
ably wide hat, of trousers skin tight
to the ankles, of flowering, scarlet
Bash and colorful blanket. And the
picture is true In its minutest details.
Nd stager of light opera has ever ex
aggerated the man of Mexico. He
loafs today in magnificent ennui about
the railway Btations at Chihuahu:. and
Saltillo and San Luis Potosi so ar
rayed as to defy exaggeration.
The second Mexican Idea of the
man from the states is of the senorita,
gay clad, bespangled, Jangling her
tambourine and with a dagger, for
lealousy, hidden In her bosom. But
this maiden is as conspicuous for her
absence as is the male of the species
for his omnipresence.
Poverty Pi events.
For it must be remembered that the
people of Mexico are inexpressibly
poor. It is of the masses I am writ
ing, the 98 per cent. When Diaz be
came president there was an occasion
al opportunity for the native to earn
15 cents a day at hard labor. Diaz
let in foreign capital for the develop
ment of industry and in 30 years these
same men could earn 60 cents a day
ind had more opportunity to work.
Yet even this was not luxury.
And the boys and girls grew up as
has won an international reputation.
When the traveler alights in Tehuan
tepec he is met by peddlers of opals
and beads beaten out by native gold
smiths from the metal of tribal mines,
and the fruits of the "tierra caliente."
Soon he notices that these peddlers
are all women and that many of them
are young and beautiful. He passes
into the market place, where he finds
innumerable stalls, also presided over
by women. There is the appearance
of immaculate cleanliness and the air
of business efficiency. Near by are
native stores, also onesided over by
women. There is hardly a male crea
ture anywhere to be seen.
Eventually the traveler learnB that
this is a city of pretty women. There
are 3,000 of them and but 500 men.
They have assumed the reins of gov
ernment and the responsibility of pro
viding for their own support. They
have done both so effectively that
Tehuantepec is the cleanest, best gov
erned, most prosperous community
between the Rio Grande and Guate
mala. And the beauty of these self-govern
ing, self-supporting women lifts the
traveler out of his boots. They are a
remnant of the unsullied blood of the
Aztecs, that race of high civilization
that suffered so tragically when It fell
under the all-blighting domination of
Spain. They are a remnant of the
people who built pyramids that rival
those of Egypt and temples of such
decorative beauty as to draw students
from the world around into the Jun
gles of Yucatan. And these women
have a classic delicacy of feature and
a dignity that is in accord with this
A Diaz Tragedy.
This manless Eden is also a heritage
from the Diaz regime. President Diaz
sent his younger brother to Tehuante
pec as governor. This latter was but
an unlettered Indian and possessed
none of the unusual qualities of Por
firlo. He governed his Aztec subjects
with aboriginal cruelty and stupidity.
His many atrocities came to a
climax when, one day, he shot and
Lawyer With Hypothetical Questions
Receives Unexpected Reply From
Witness on Stand.
"Not long ago," said a Washington
lawyer, "I attended a trial in Balti
more, during the course of which there
was summoned as witness a youthful
"It was natural, of course, that
counsel for the other side should, in
cross-examination, seize the occasion
to utter certain sarcastic remarks
touching the knowledge and skill of so
young a doctor.
"Are you," demanded the lawyer,
"entirely familiar with the symptoms
of concussion of the brain?"
"Then," continued the lawyer, "I
should like to ask your opinion of a
hypothetical case. Were my learned
friend, Mr. Reed, and myself to bang
our heads together, should we get con
cuBsion of the brain?"
Mr. Reed might," smiled the youth
ful physician. Atlanta Journal.
Hemmandhaw, who was writing a
letter, looked up to inquire:
"Is it permissible to apply gender
"I don't know," Mrs. Hemmandhaw
returned, "but if it is they are surely
"Because they sputter, grumble and
Sport and Coin.
"Why didn't you get up before the
referee counted ten?" asked the dis
"I was a little confused," confessed
the vanquished pugilist. "I thought
he waB counting up the gate receipts,
and I was waiting for bigger figures.'"
Photoplay Star Profitably Dividing Hit
Time. Between the "Movies" and
His Early Love.
Paul Panzer is proving his popular
ity and at the same time coining it by
personal appearances in theaters
throughout the East. The star profits
by adding to the drawing of his name
an out-of-the-ordinary act that is well
worth explaining in his own words:
"In the first place," he says, "I
haven't attempted to do anything I
can't do. For
instance, 1 don t
try to tell an as
sortment of al
leged funny stor
ies, for I tell my
can probably tell
me a good deal
better and new
er stories than I
can. Then, again.
I make apologies
for any breaks In
my English, for
being born abroad
and speaking sev
eral languages, it
is natural that
when excited I
should slip occasionally."
While on the
legitimate stage, Paul Panzer was for
several seasons with Augustin Daly,
and was stage manager for Mr. Daly
when he felt the lure of the moving
pictures. For a time Mr. Panzer was
an independent producer until, three
and a half years ago, he Joined the
stock company with which he has
been ever since.
Mr. Panzer was born at Wurzburg,
Bavaria, the great university town,
and studied pharmacy at the Univer
sity of Wurzburg, in addition to a
course in vocal music at the Conserva
tory of Wurzburg. When he left Ger
many he was a lieutenant of the artil
pP i!;Vv; '-I "XI
Tommle Say, maw, what'B an "oath
His Mamma What a politician says
when he loses his office.
SCEML IN SOUTHERN MEVICO
do the herds in the fields and mated
long before they had reached matur
ity. Sometimes there was the formal
ity of marriage, but more often there
was not, for the fees were prohibitive.
It was rare that a peon girl passed
the age of fourteen without having
found hersejf a mate.
This same girl at twenty was the
mother of four children. At that age
she should have Just been coming
into her maturity, blossoming Into
whatever of beauty lay within her.
But the girl cf twenty who, in pov
erty, has brought into the world four
youngsters and cared for them, has
had little chance for the flowering
forth of the latent beauty that may
have been her birthright.
This Is the condition that Is almost
universal among the people of the
masses. It is because of this condi
tion that one looks In vain for the
dream maiden of Mexico who burns
up her soul in Jealousy for her sweet
heart and sllpB the stiletto between
his ribs rather than lose feim.
It is a condition almost u-.fversal,
but not quite. There Is the town of
Tehuantepec that saves the day, for
Tehuantepec Is the home of women
who throw down the gauntlet to all
the world for beauty and for those
characteristics of leadership that dom
inate all around them.
Where Mexico grows narrowest to
ward the southern end the Isthmus of
Tehuantepec separates the main body
of the country from Yucatan. A rail
road crosses this Isthmus and makes
a short cut between New York and the
Orient. At the top of the divide there
Is a native Indian town and here re
side Mexico's amazons. Here are
found those rare natives with the
Anted and extraordinary headgear that
"You must pardon me!" exclaimed
the golfer. "The trouble Is that I
have been so perplexed about naval
matters that I got confused.
"What's that got to do with the
"You didn't hear my warning.
said 'Aft!' when I should have said
Successful Child Star.
Seldom does a child play a more
important part in the lives of two
men than that portrayed by Miml
Yvonne, the tiny screen star in, "The
Littlest Rebel." Her visualization of
the character, "Vlrgie," the role made
famous by Mary Mlnter on the "legiti
mate" stage, is a natural representa
tion of a child's actions in happy and
adverse circumstances. Tn her child
ish innocence she Intermingles pathos
with humor, often relieving the ten
sion in the gripping dramatic situa
tions In which this photo play abounds
This little photo player, who Is barely
ten years old, plays the role assigned
to her like a veteran ttar. She ap
pears entirely unconscious of her sur
Unlike the stage presentation of "The
Littlest Rebel," in which the Farnum
brothers, Duatln and William, were
co-stars, trartravine northern and
southern army officers, the screen ver
sion features the part characterizing
the southerner, and E. K. Lincoln es
says the role of Capt. Herbert Carey
of the Confederate army.
'All things come to him who waits,"
sighed the waiter.
'What's the matter now?" asked the
"Well," replied the waiter, "so far
I've collected a Panama dime, a Cana
dian nickel, a Mexican quarter, an
English sixpence and a counterfeit
half hollar as my tips."
killed one of these women of Tehuan
tepec as she passed his dwelling. The
shooting was done on a wager and
merely to prove his marksmanship.
There is a touch of cruelty in even
the Aztec when aroused. The people
rose as a man and went for Governor
Diaz. When they had captured him
they performed an operation that Is
not unpopular In Mexico. They
skinned the bottoms of his feet and
then forced him to walk to his execu
tion. To avenge the death of his younger
brother President Diaz dispatched an
army to Tehuantepec with Instructions
to kill every male In the village. The
orders were so effectually carried out
that the only men left were those who
fled to the mountains.
Since then the town has been a com
munity almost without men. As I
walked the streets of this native city
of the tropics one of the most pe
culiar of the efforts of Nature to keep
her balance was thrust upon me. The
male children of the Tehuanas go
Btark naked, but the little girls wear
a skirt about their waists. I noticed
that there seemed to be many more
male children than female. So great
was the apparent difference in numbers
between the sexeB that I began to keep
a tally. At the end of the day I had
seen four times as many boys as girls.
Appreciates Her Open-Handedness.
"Why did you tip the girl at the hat
stand so lavishly?" inquired the city
"Who, me?" returned old Dad Blng,
the cattle king of Rampage, Okla.,
who Is In town for a few days. "Why,
Lord, man, look at this hat she gimme
in place of my old one."
Maurice Coetello, who 1b now ap
pearing at New York, In "Mr. Barnes
of New York," is the father of two
dinrmine daughters. Dolores, the
elder, closely resembling the "movie
star, while Helen, the younger, Is re
markably like Mrs. Coatello In appear
ance. Dolores has been repeatedly
told that it was good luck to look like
her father, while nothing had been
said to Helen about her resemblance
to her mother. While the two chil
dren were playing with their dolls
they upset a table, which completely
smashed Helen's doll, while Dolores
doll escaued all Injury. Of course
Helen's little heart was nearly broken,
and while Mr. Costello was vainly try.
ing to appease the sobbing child Do
lores edged over to Mr. CoBtello and
said: "Say, papa, doesn't Helen look
The Grand Promoter.
"You ought to have some stock In
my proposed rubber plantation."
"What will It cost to sell it out?"
"Won't cost anything. Another big
idea. I am also organizing a school of
forestry and shall charge boys $100
per year each for the privilege of
planting trees." Puck.
Patented by Woman.
Once in a while a woman patents
something that one would only expect
a man to know anything about. An
example of tbls is the patent of Mlsa
Anna R. Tye of St. Joseph, who has
patented an automatic stop for trol
leys on overhead wires, combined wltb
a ltch to more the step.
An Eye to Effect.
"You seem very much Interested In
the menu card?'
"I am," replied Mr. Kollums.
"Does the food appeal to you?"
"No. It's the literary style. Out
side of regular poetry that's the best
typographical arrangement for kl
Play Hat Strong Plot
The question of heredity is fore
most In "The Weaker Strain." The
film tells the Btory of a son who in
herlted hlB father's weakness, the fa
ther having deserted his wife before
their child was born. The father be
comes an officer In the army and the
son, a weakling, enlists as a private.
At a critical time the son deBerts his
post to go to his mother's deathbed
and there he learns who is his father.
He returnB to camp to accept the pun
Ishment for desertion in time of war,
refusing to reveal his Identity. The
father learns the deserter is his son
and connives at his escape after
courtmartlal has sentenced him
"I used to think 1 could make some
thing out of that boy, but I've given It
up. He's hopeless."
"Is It really as bad as that?"
"It's worse. He's started wearing a
Plenty of It
"You can't fool all the people all of
"No. Still, the folks who get up the
sucker list don't seem to have any
trouble about securing material."
Applicant Would you like to tee
my letters of recommendation?
BuslneBt Man No. I've written a
good many lettert ot recommendation
Adopt Worthy Resolution.
Motion picture exhibitors, in na
tional convention at Dayton, adopted
at least one resolution which will meet
with almost universal approval. These
men who depend on public favor for
their livelihood, voted to disapprove
fllma which depict any form of cru
elty to animals.
Pauline Buth to Star.
Pauline Bush is to be starred at tht
head of her own company. She
earned the right, for she's clever and
conscientious as well as pretty. Joe
De Grease will be her director and
Joe Kink and Lon Chaney will tup
An Obvlout Antwer.
"What't the meaning of the politl
cal equality of the sexes?"
"It means the tame at domestic
quaUly. What the women vote, goes.
EXT to Mecca the most sacred
cities In all the Mohammedan
world are Kerbela and Nedjef
on the edge of the great Ara
bian desert, southwest from
Bagdad. Like Mecca, too, these famous
towns are seldom seen by men from
he Christian world outside. To these
nnlated holy places thousands of pious
pilgrims of the Shia sect Journey each
year, flocking through Bagdad from
Russia, Persia and India. By donkey,
amel and Tigris river boats they
mmfl. a motley Mohammedan horde,
bringing with them the salted and
led bodies of hundreds of their aeaa,
tor burial within the shadow of the
walls of the sacred cities. Many die
themselves on the long Journey, or,
robbed of their all, are left behind to
beg dates and bread in the crowded
streets of these fanatical towns.
Crooks prey on the pilgrims who flock
o these shrines of Islam, too, Just as
rafty city thugs In our own land He
In wait for the countryman who comes
see the sights, writes Frederick
lmplch in Los Angeles Times.
Joint the "HaJ."
Lured by tales of mystic Shla rites,
of strange Bights and adventures, 1
was led to Join the "haj," or pilgrim
caravan, and go myself to Kerbela.
From Bagdad to Kerbela richer pil
grims travel by "arabana;'.' relays of
mules drag these lumbering vehicles
through in 14 hours, whereas the slow
moving mule and camel caravans take
three days to do the march. For a
Laste of stage-coaching In Arabia, I de-
ided to go by arabana for the first lap
if my Journey. Two o'clock one clear
darllt morning found me walking
icross the rambling bridge of boats
which spnns the Tigris at Bagdad,
ready for the early start from the west
ank. Soon the crude, noiBy arabana
was in motion, the Arab driver cui-Bing
the religion of his four mules, and
plying his Ion? whip ot rhinoceros
de as we whirled through the still,
mpty streets. Through the out-lying
cemetery we rolled past the queer
onical tomb of Zobeidah, past the
while tents of sleeping Turkish troops.
hrouzh a gap In the ruined wall, and
out on the limitless desert. The mules
nllopod evenly on, the arabana wheels
hummed, and we seemed to flout In a
ea of haze that lay over the desprt,
bathed in starlight. Thus till dawn,
hen we reached the first relay post.
i mud-walled stronghold called "Khan
At the khan we got fresh mules, had
sarly breakfast of tea, dates and Arab
bread, and were Boon under way, drlv-
ng southwest to strike the Euphrates
it Mussayeb. All along the deBert
route we passed groups of pilgrims,
the bells of their lead mules tinkling
musically their long-legged camelB
groping through the half-light of
?arly day. Women rode In "mahafl,
boxes slung one on each side of a
mule. Camel litters carried pilgrims
of the better class, and hundreds
walked, driving a tiny donkey loaded
with their bedding and personal ef-
Near noon the fringe of date palms
narking the brink of the Euphrates
Ifted from the desert horizon, and in
in hour we rode into Mussayeb. This
busy Arab town makes Its living from
passing pilgrims. While grunting
hammels (porters) bore my baggage
over the rough bridge of boats, I
walked through the narrow, dirty
streets of the village. Lusty-lunged
boys SQld Arab sweetmeats, veiled
women In somber black trudged past
with urns of water from the river,
leftly balancing the stone vessels on
heir heads. Donkeys struggled
through the muddle of men with bags
it rice and bales of licorice root on
One hardly-human creature I saw
paralyzed from shoulders to feet
moved by rolling over and over, pro
pelling himself by pushing the ground
with his head. Scraps of bread
thrown to him he ate from the earth,
like a dog. Only his head wat alive.
I was glad when the driver cried
"zen!" (ready) and we rode away.
Nearlng the Goal.
Nearlng Kerbela we passed more
md more donkeys, laden with the ob
long cases In which the Persians pack
their dead. The golden dome of the
great Mosque of Hussein the goal for
which many of these pilgrims had
marched for monthB now shone plain
ly In the afternoon sun but a few
miles ahead. Beside it glistened the
glided minarets, rising like light
houses from the sea of green date
palms which Burrounds the city. As
we thundered Into town, making the
final few rods at a great Bpurt of
speed, I was struck by the unusual
width of the Btreets. In comparison
with the narrow, alley-like passages
which serve as streets In most mud
towns In Turkish Arabia, Kerbela
seemed a city of boulevards. I found
hospitality with the Turkish officers
doing garrison duty at Kerbela, who
treated me with the kindly courtesy
so common to all Ottoman military of
ficials. They gave me zaptlehs for
"seeing Kerbela" next day.
Kerbela, like Paris, sucks life from
the tourist horde except that pil
grims come to Kerbela mainly to pray
or bury their dead, and go to Paris
mostly for other things. The town is
distinctly Persian, though many Shlas
from India also make it their home.
Of its 70,000 permanent inhabitants,
fully 60,000 are Shlas. Kerbela Is
known to natives as Meshed Hussein,
because the sacred tomb of the mar
tyred Hussein, son of All, brother of
the Prophet of Mahomet, 1b located
In all the world are few mosques
porhaps none so striking, so mystic,
and so rich in treasure as this great
gold-domed temple of Hussein. Gold
en plates cover the great dome und
the six minarets of the magnificent
structure; in the dark, underground
treasure-vaults of the gorgeous, forbid
den edifice la stored wealth of fabu
lous value. Its true enormity wna
brought to light only In recent years,
when the r.hnh of Persia mpdo the haj,
and the stornd-tip wealth was revealed
to his astonished S'ze by the zealous
Shla keepers. For pges, be It known,
Indian princes, shahs and sultans of
the Slila faith have made precious
pifts to the temples at Kerbela and
Nedjef, pouring Into these vaults a
prleeless stream of jewels, gold and
Though few foreigners have ever vis
ited Kerbela, the Shlas allowed little
resentment as I wnndered through the
crowded bazars, accompanied by my
escort of armed zaptlehs. It was only
when we halted near the great mosque
of Hussein All that I heard words of
abuse hurled at the Infidel, and the
guards advised that we tarry not. So
I liHd to be content with a mere
glimpse of the rich facade of the great
building, caught In passing.
Other structures, mean and hud
dled, crowd the mosque bo cloBely
that, with Its own high wall,, It Is all
but Invlslblo to those who pass with
out. People spat, and cursed my re
ligion, and I felt It wise to go away
from the neighborhood of the mosque.
From the roof of a building some dis
tance away I finally got a good vlow
of the golden dome and the graceful,
Sacred storks neBt on the roof ol the
mosque, and keep motionless vlull
from the lofty minarets. And as the
lusty roosters rouse the sleeping Kan
san to Ids dally task, so these storks
rattle their peculiar alarm at dawn to
toll all Kerbela that It's time to woke
and pray. The noise they make
snapping their long bills rapidly
sounds like a small boy dragging a
lath over a picket fence.
One Point of Agreement.
Secretary Garrison of the war de
partment was once being Interviewed
by an Indiscreetly InqulBltlve Journal
ist, who contradicted and cross-examine:!
the secretary till at last the1
worm turned. "How long do you hope
to retain office?" asked the interview
er. Very promptly Mr. Garrison asked,
"How long 1b a piece of string?" The
Interviewer stared at him in aston
ishment. "I I don't know," he
gasped. "Neither do I," suld the sec
retary cordially. "I'm glnd we've
agreed about something. Good morn